Despite a slight slowdown the past couple of years and some weeding out of concepts that missed the mark or overreached, the grass on the fast-casual side of the industry
Santa Monica, Calif.-based fast-casual LemonShark Poké will double its footprint in 2019 with plans to open 15 new locations in Missouri, Utah, Illinois and New York.
Wichita, Kansas-based fast-casual concept Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has entered the nontraditional sector for the first time with the
Owned by husband and wife team Anjan and Emily Mitra, DOSA is a successful Indian food concept based in San Francisco. The company recently opened its first outpost in
Fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s signed a deal with multi-unit operator StarChain USA to develop 15 new restaurants throughout Arkansas and the Carolinas over the
Giada De Laurentiis is among a number of celebrity chefs and Food Network personalities to move into the fast-casual restaurant sector. Pronto by Giada opened at Ceasar’s
Teriyaki Madness opened its 50th location, its first in Minnesota.
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant, this one in Concord, Calif. It’s a milestone that comes on the heels of a reorganization and a focus on tech for the
In this Q&A, Gina Venezia, vice president of construction and development at B.GOOD, discusses the updated design why the chain chose to make some BOH line
Fast-casual concept I Heart Mac & Cheese signed a 23-unit development agreement with franchise group Manor 3.
Mediterranean fast-casual The Hummus & Pita Co.signed a multi-unit deal to expand in the Southeast. Franchisees Jay Gill and Patrick Sidhu will bring five
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue has updated its look to better accommodate both flow of service and its catering/takeout business. Check out this Q&A with founder Micha
Trident Holdings LLC, the largest franchisee of fast-casual seafood chain Captain D’s, acquired 8 corporate-owned stores in Mississippi and will develop 10 new units
Auburn, Ala.-based Chicken Salad Chick will open its first outpost in the Midwest, in Chesterfield, Mo., in January.
Hooters opened its first location in Zapopan, Mexico, led by franchisee Hooters de Mexico.
This fast-casual deli concept redesigned its prototype to emphasize connections to communities, hospitality and elevated food.
Julian Hakim, co-owner of The Taco Stand, discusses how he and his partner Aram Baloyan brought their San Diego-based breakfast, lunch and dinner concept to the East
Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and
San Francisco-based SAJJ Mediterranean, a fast-casual specializing in customizable Middle Eastern cuisine, has aggressive
Fast-casual chain Chicken Salad Chick opened its first location in Oklahoma, in Broken Arrow. It is the brand’s 95th
Seoul Taco, the Korean-Mexican fast-casual fusion chain, plans to open restaurants in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and in the
With more than 75 units, “better chicken” chain Slim Chickens has started to expand globally — with units in the U.K. and Kuwait —
St. Louis, Mo.-based fast-casual Sauce on the Side opened its first franchised location.
Build-your-own poké concept Pokeatery will be opening its first East Coast location in Charlotte, N.C., inside the Epicentre shopping center, before year’s end.
Boca Raton, Fla.-based I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order
From concept development to brand protection, here’s how companies that made the move to fast casual tackled the challenge.
It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff.
Based in Plano, Texas, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual Mediterranean concept with about 250 locations across the country. The chain
Fast-casual Mexican chicken chain El Pollo Loco brought its new prototype to Yuba City, Calif., in January. It is the chain’s
Hurricane Grill & Wings’ fast-casual spin-off, Hurricane BTW, has opened a
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